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Congratulations to Dr. Jimmie Bullard, Bridgette Crutchfield and Romanda Franklin-Hamilton! These principals were recognized as Outstanding Administrators at the June 8, 2022, KCPS Board of Directors meeting.

Lincoln Prep Debaters Compete Nationally

Nadia Richard finished as a semi-finalist in Student Congress at the NCFL Grand National Tournament. Sophia Herrera is the reigning back-to-back Debate Kansas City Congressional Champion.

Three women who are nurses wearing black shirts that say "making a difference' with the KCPS logo.

KCPS rolled out the red carpet for National Nurses Week, clapping and cheering for our school nurses as they arrived at the Board of Education for their appreciation lunch.

KCPS orchestra students perform at the KCPS Fine Arts Showcase on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

"In schools, children need to have a place of belonging. They need to know they're accepted. They have to find their niche, that thing they’re good at,” said KCPS Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Collier.

Cultural Equity

The Department of Language Services and Cultural Equity provides instructional leadership and resources to support linguistically and culturally diverse English Learners (ELs). English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) instruction is provided to identified students who speak a first language other than English. The method of instruction depends on the students’ English proficiency and grade level. In five of our schools, we operate classrooms for EL Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE).

Our vision for student success goes beyond reclassification of ELs as proficient in English. We aim to prepare global citizens and expand opportunities for all KCPS students to become bilingual and biliterate.

KCPS is committed to providing all English Learners with a high quality, academic education that will prepare them to be lifelong learners. We develop student leaders through culturally and linguistically responsive instruction paired with culturally relevant family and community engagement.

Instructional programs and services:

  1. Co-Teaching
  2. Sheltered Instruction
  3. Newcomer Bridge Program
  4. English Learner Identification and Placement
  5. English Learner Assessment and Evaluation
  6. KCPS Seal of Biliteracy
  7. Instructional Coaching
  8. Professional Development

Newcomer Engagement and Support services:

  1. Refugee and Immigrant Cultural Brokerage
  2. Newcomer Social Work Support
  3. Newcomer Parent Engagement
  4. EL Enrollment Support
  5. Interpretation and Translation
  6. Migrant Education Program
  7. Professional Development
KCPS Family

4904 Independence Ave.
Kansas City, Missouri 64124
Phone: 816-418-5288
EMAIL: languageservices@kcpublicschools.org